Those who do not invent disappear. Those who do not patent lose.
Erich Otto Häußer – President of the German Patent Office 1976 – 1995

Vinzenz Brauneck

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court

+49 89 69 39 21-0brauneck@pruefer.eu

Professional career

Mr Brauneck joined Prüfer & Partner in September 2016, and has been registered as a patent attorney since January 2021.

Before joining Prüfer & Partner, Mr Brauneck gained several years of professional experience as an engineer for vehicle and drivetrain development at TESIS DYNAware GmbH. There, he worked in several projects for BMW Efficient Dynamics. In particular, he was entrusted with the evaluation and development of several drivetrain concepts (conventional, pure electric and hybrid), the development of operating strategies for hybrid vehicles, the development of further drivetrain functionalities, the investigation of the effects of the newly introduced fuel consumption legislation (WLTP) and the preparation of driving performance and fuel consumption forecasts. This activity has meanwhile also resulted in a patent (DE 10 2017 207 554 B4).

Previously, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich with the focus on Vehicle Technology and Internal Combustion Engines and graduated as a Dipl.-Ing.. He focused in particular on vehicle dynamics and chassis technology. In addition, Mr Brauneck was able to deepen his expertise in the areas of automatic control, electric propulsion and transmission technology.

During his studies, he completed industrial internships at BMW AG, IAV GmbH and the Research Centre for Gears and Transmissions at the Technical University of Munich.

German, English

Specialist areas of activity


  • Patent drafting and patent prosecution before the German Patent Office (DPMA) and the EPO
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Patent litigation und nullity actions
  • Expert opinions
  • Strategy consulting


  • automotive technology
  • commercial vehicle technology
  • combustion engines
  • hybrid and electric vehicles
  • drivetrain and transmission technology
  • vehicle dynamics
  • mechanical engineering/mechanics
  • machine tools
  • mechatronics
  • electrical engineering
  • control engineering
  • printing technology
  • medical engineering

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications


VDI – The Association of German Engineers

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